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Collaborate 2024

Melbourne CEW Annual Dinner
Welcome Melbourne


Every ticket sold in the raffle helps fund our CEW Scholarships program, which empowers women around the country to advance their careers through incredible education opportunities. 

Help raise funds for CEW Scholarships and other initiatives in these two ways!

Go in the draw to win one of 15 incredible prizes on offer, donated kindly by our supporters. Buying raffle tickets is an easy way to engage in our fundraising activities*.

The raffle will be drawn in Perth on Thursday 30 May.

*Unfortunately CEW is NOT able to sell raffle tickets to ACT and NT residents.  Only available if you are 18 and over. 

Raffle Permit Numbers
NSW: GOCAU/2357, VIC: 10076/24, SA: M14553, WA: LS221392124, QLD: 227584

Register with Gala Bid to review the Melbourne prizes and start bidding.

Winners will be announced at the end of the night. Some of our prizes include:

AICD Company Director Course

Qantas Gift Voucher

Crown Towers Melbourne Accomodation

Event Program

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Kate Jenkins
Chair, Creative Workplaces Council; Former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner
​Bridget Loudon
Founder & CEO at Expert360
James Thompson
Australian Financial Review’s Chanticleer columnist

Kate Jenkins AO is a leader who has led cultural reform and advanced diversity, inclusion and performance in Australian workplaces, sport, parliament, education and the security sector. Kate is Chair of the Creative Workplaces Council and was a Football Australia Legacy Ambassador for the FIFA2023 Women’s World Cup.

Kate was previously the Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner and an employment lawyer with Herbert Smith Freehills. Kate has served on the boards of Berry Street Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Play by the Rules and Carlton Football Club. 

Bridget worked for Bain & Co in Sydney before the founding of Expert360 in 2013, at age 25, with a mission of allowing companies to power agile, project-based workforces. 

Today, Expert360 is APAC’s leading marketplace and management platform powering the freelance economy. 

She has won numerous accolades such as Forbes 30 Under 30, Deloitte Fast50 Fastest Growing Female-Led Tech Company, Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia, FutureMakers list of Australia’s top 25 Emerging Entrepreneurs under 25, Shoestring’s Top 50 Australian female entrepreneurs under 40, and is the youngest independent director of an ASX200 company (Telstra).

James Thomson is senior Chanticleer columnist at the Australian Financial Review based in Melbourne. He was the Companies editor and editor of BRW Magazine.

About the Australian Contemporary Opera Company

Established in 2008 (formerly known as Gertrude Opera), Australian Contemporary Opera Company has presented 350 performances, including 25 Australian and World premieres in Melbourne and regional areas. A fifteen year track record of acclaimed and award-winning productions, festivals and events.

As well as providing audiences and employment for creative professionals from Australia and overseas, ACOCO feeds the global talent pipeline, as a third professional pillar to our flagship National and State companies. Delivering Australia’s only international opera and dramatic song festival, award-winning premieres, culture projects, gallery and immersive initiatives featuring local and international artists.

Learn more.


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Melbourne Annual Dinner Sponsors

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